Seattle >Food & Dining > Broadway Grill
314 Broadway E, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810247.621651 -122.320734
Neighborhoods: Broadway, Capitol Hill
No. – My first mistake: Purchasing a "deal" through Restaurant dot com for $25 worth of food for the low low price of $10. For your benefit, I'll address the fine print about Restaurant dot com deals. 18% gratuity included, yes...regardless of the number in the dining party.
My second mistake: Hoping for a non-offensive dining experience with my young son on Broadway/Capital Hill. The Broadway Grill seems to strategically hire in-your-face flaming homosexual types, and attracts this type of patron as well. My son commented on the high number of same genders paired at the tables. One of the waiters, fortunately not ours, was wearing what seemed to be his little sister's jeans, cinched so tight as to force his lower body fat upwards. To look at him made me feel like I shouldn't eat another bite. 'But that wasn't quite enough, he had obviously also pulled up his underwear to cause it to be seen above the waist of his jeans, yet still not quite enough to cover his blushing pink butt crack.
My third mistake: Expecting at least average service considering the only moderately busy dining room. Wrong again. The waiter never followed up after tossing our plates on the table. When I finally flagged him down, I offered unsolicited commentary on the coffee, which was cooler than lukewarm, very bitter, and probably had been sitting for hours. He offered to make a fresh pot, but when he eventually brought a new cup, it was without creamer (as initially ordered). By the time the waiter responded to obvious cues for creamer, we were in need of to-go boxes as well. 'But why would he care? His $8.78 tip on my $21.20 bill had already been secured, thanks to Restaurant dot com. (Restaurant dot com forces the consumer to tip on the dining bill + the value of the coupon, which based on this experience, removes motivation of waitpersons to care about quality of service.)
Oh yeah. My son had fish and chips and I had the lobster macaroni, and we shared the calamari small plate. The food was marginal to bland. Overall, I would not visit the restaurant again. The flamoyant homosexual atmosphere actually affected our appetites, and the quality of the food and service simply didn't rate. (This system forces me to provide at least one star.) 'Hope this helps!
New Owners - Really Big LOSS in Quality – I've eaten here before and generally enjoyed it, but under the new ownership there's been a really big loss in quality.
We sat in the rear dining area. Combining the loud music blaring out and the other patrons talking we had to yell to hear each while dining.
I ordered the cajun fries as a side for my dish. They were lukewarm at best, not crispy and way too salty. Cajun flavor to me does not imply salty.
My partner got the calamari appetizer. They were dry and hard and not fresh and just plain sad.
Finally, I was given the wrong credit card charge receipt with my bill. I had to listen to an additional 10 minutes of that noise before I cold leave with the correct charge.
Don't waste your money – Didn't like the food, service, or prices. Painfully awful!
I was really mad. Last time I go there – My wife and I sat down and I asked her what she wanted. She said "your the boss". My waitress said, "Well, I have never heard that before"...
As if it is anyones business? Especially hers? Food was great!
Reverse Bias & Bigotry by Staff – If you're over 50, they don't your 'kind' to there, period - that's non-negtiable.
Good Food, Bad Price – I came here with two friends one time. We went in and were seated in the back even though there were several tables up front, and then were ignored for the better part of half an hour. Our waiter came over and brought us water and then promptly left again. Ten minutes later we found out that wasn't our waiter, just the water boy. Our actual waiter came over took our order and went about his business. About twenty minutes later he comes over and says he's sorry but he forgot to put our order in so it would be a little longer. Finally we get our food, and then didn't see our waiter for another fifteen minutes after we finished eating. I got up and went to the computer/register area where he was standing chatting to his friends and asked for it. He rolled his eyes, brought us the bill, and walked away. No thank you or anything. I know it's not like he's supposed to wait on us hand and foot, but he could have at least given us SOME kind of service. I will NOT be going back here. Ever.
If Capitol Hill Were a Resataraunt... – It would be the Broadway Grill. Fun atmosphere and great food.
From the wide variety of people, to the louder than normal music and the foutnains to the bathroom pictures, the Broadway Grill is the epitome of Capitol Hill.
The food is very tasty, but there are not many choices. My personal favorite is the Macaroni Au Gratin. When they seat you, ask to be sat in the atrium or up front as the back room seems to be forgotten.
Overall a great eating experience.
Favorite cheap place to eat in Seattle! – When I want cheap GOOD food, I go here for Happy hour. I am a student and lived in Seattle my whole life so my schedule is all turned around from the norms. The happy hour is mid afternoon till 6 and any time after 10 pm till 3am.... 3 DOLLAR SLIDER burgers, HUMMUS, BEER, AND FRIES. I'll eat it all, it's so good. I love the people there too. The waiters can be really unfriendly sometimes depending on which one you get. I don't know, I like the food really... and service isn't that bad. Just ignore the tip if they are extremely rude and pompous.
Bad for the neighborhood! – They should not call themselves a neighborhood grill. They are the worst neighbors I've ever had! They play loud music all hours of the night, now matter which night or how busy it is. The kicker for me was the night they decided to clean the outside of their restaurant at 1-2AM in the morning using a very loud pressure washer. They are horrible neighbors and I will never eat there!
Looking for slow service, mediocre food and crazy expensive drinks? Go here! – The title pretty much says it all. I would go back sometime for happy hour because the drinks are cheap during those times, but when we were there we got screwed. We ordered margaritas, they were okay, but we were charged $12.25 each for them! What is this, New York? The food was disappointing and bland, and the service was really slow. I'm actually fairly easy to please, but the Broadway Grill definitely missed the mark.
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